Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls 1) by Maggie Stiefvater

When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace’s small town becomes a place of fear and suspicion. But Grace can’t help being fascinated by the pack, and by one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. There’s something about him – something almost human. Then she meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away…

A chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page. (Goodreads)

Grace is attacked by wolves when she is 11 and is rescued by a wolf with yellow eyes. She becomes rather obsessed with wolves and particularly with the yellow eyed one.
After a boy is attacked by the wolves, people starts hunting them. When a boy, Sam, with yellow eyes shows on Grace’s porch with gunshot wound she knows it’s her wolf.

I have to say I liked this much more than I thought I would. After all the hype I feared I’d be disappointed but I did enjoy it.

The book is told by Grace’s and Sam’s point of view. I rather liked to see the story from two sides and even the pov switches didn’t annoy me.
I liked how she did the weather thing with wolves. When it’s warm they can can shift and become human and when it’s cold stay as wolves.

Sam was bit too wishy-washy at times, and made really bad lyrics, but I thought he was so sweet. But his yellow eyes made me think Micah from Anita Blake every time. I couldn’t help it!

It was actually hard to put away at times and I’m happy I already have the next book!

4/5
Published: Scholastic (2009)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 437
Source: library

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